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these propagandists and political figures talk about issues. so let's first talk about religion. what was the vision of religion and the american cut to two shall order that was discussed at the time of the founding and how has it been simplified and used by the right wing? >> guest: it depends who you ask. they were founding fathers who are very religious. congress who believe this is going to be a christian nation and we needed the inspiration of god in the bible and our politics. i think patrick henry is a good example of a very religious founding father and that was one of the positions of the founding era. they were founding fathers who were not christian. they were ds or unitarians. there were some who were ds or unitarians who believed religion was sort of a good way to control. they didn't particularly care much about it was a nice thing. perhaps george washington and john adams fell into that category. expressing a religious doubt in their own writing, but did not try to slow it down in the public sphere. and then there's jefferson and not men who had three very lengthy debate in virginia a
. martin luther king jr. andrew seattle who is with the freedom from religion foundation. mr. stittle, abraham lincoln and dr. king too two amazing american icons you want to take their bibles and remove them from the ceremony. >> i much prefer dr. king's writing on the letter from the birmingham jail where he talks about the white church standing on the sideline mouthing trivialalities and pyes irrelevancy while he does the work of the civil rights movement. >> bill: you must know that dr. king invoked god in almost every speech that he made. >> article 2 section one of the constitution which lays out the oath does not say anything about the word so help me god. it says i will preserve to the best of my ability, preserve, defend and protect the states period. it's kind of ironic that the president is going to amend that in the middle of it. >> bill: do you know why george washington wanted the words god so help me god in? do you know why? >> george washington did not say so help me god. the first recorded instance is 1801. >> bill: if you look at his inaugural address it's peppered w
of question about what religion he is. this is what makes it so hard for me to watch this. i think today, i am is going to clean out the attic instead of watching the inauguration. host: and that is chris in bedford, virginia. live pictures of the national mall as it fills in. 800,000 people are estimated to be here for president obama's second inaugural. that shot you see now is to give the capital. the white in the front, a friend of the mid-screen, those are seats. i guess those are reserved, so you do not have to get down there too early. the people that you see there are standing. there is a lot of standing going on, a lot of standing areas. people arrive several hours early, get through security, and wait for the events, and then join the parade. in a "usa today" this morning is this map that shows where some of the main areas of the events are taking place. here is the capital. here is the white house. the parade route will go, and here is the reviewing stand right in front of the white house here. there's a the two main places. but the third place that will get a lot of attention, were
. why is it important to keep religion in the inauguration? father jonathan weighs in next. first, let's weigh in with martha mccallum. >> good morning to everybody on this inauguration sunday as the president prepares for day one of ceremony. new fox polls show his approval ratings compared to that of the nra. interesting numbers. we will show you those. and president clinton with a warning to democrats where guns are concerned. america's newsroom on a special sunday. we'll see you soon! even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. [ sigh of relief ] sometimes life can be well, a little uncomfortable. but when it's hard or hurts to go to the bathroom, there's dulcolax stool softener. dulcolax stool softener doesn't make you go, it just makes it easier to go. dulcolax stool softener. make yourself comfortable. ♪ >>> time for quick headlines. a man accused of leading a family drug ring in the u.s. caught
, that church would immediately declare itself the official religion of the united states of america. >> reporter: the masonic bible in a sense transcended denomination >> exactly. reporter: the story goes that washington took the oath on a random page, but vaughan thinks washington intentionally selected a passage from genesis. jacob blessing his 12 sons. where jacob blesseth his sons >> yes reporter: as a father blesses his children. where the father of our country took the oath. >> exactly. that's why it just seems to be too much you know, to be a random act >> reporter: if the bible had been randomly opened, where would it likely have been opened opened? >> here, the book of job. cheerful reading. >> reporter: yes, the book of job. you know, the one filled with disease, destruction and death. and that's not a very good foot to get off on. >> probably not. reporter: thankfully our new country fared much better and so did this bible. said to be present with washington at the ground-breaking of the u.s. capital and later at his funeral. >> in a way you could say it was on that book
going on where people who had taken on certain religions were not voting. i saw the felonies that people wanted to change in the community. as far as supporting him in those areas of his new agenda, you have to understand that he had four years to clean up america and he has done a wonderful job. he pulled together a campaign and put diversity all over. we have to stop looking at presidential issues and look at what is at hand. we need to stop hiding behind a wall and congress should helpless do that, not fair to the people, the children that were killed. who is going to work? who is going to take on the new america if there are no people to take it on? thank you for allowing me to have my opinion. i truly feel that american citizens that lived and died for us, thank you to them for allowing us to have this conversation. >> the eugene robinson -- host: the eugene robinson piece this morning, "no longer the black president." "the verdict of his presidency will depend on what he accomplishes in his second term." host: that is the piece from eugene robinson, "no longer the black president."
the barriers that separated those of different race and region and religion, and where there had been mistrust, built unity, with a respect for diversity, that we had found productive work for those able to perform it, that we had strengthened the american family, which is the basis of our society, that we had ensured respect for the law and equal treatment under the law, for the weak and the powerful, for the rich and the poor, and that we had enabled our people to be proud of their own government once again. i would hope that the nations of the world might say that we had built a lasting peace, based not on weapons of war but on international policies which reflect our own most precious values. these are not just my goals -- and they will not be my accomplishments, but the affirmation of our nation's continuing moral strength and our belief in an undiminished, ever-expanding american dream. thank you very much. >> here's for from the list of inauguration we found from the academy. polk was in 1845. buchanan inauguration was the first known to be photographed. during lincoln's second inaugura
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